Category Archives: Islam

Italy emerges as ground zero for European extremist populism

From Colleen Barry of AP – Italy’s populist interior minister is uniting Europe’s right-wing parties under an anti-migrant, anti-Islam, anti-bureaucracy banner. Continue reading…

Posted in Europe, Immigrants, Islam, Italy

Faith, Friendship and Tragedy at Santa Fe High

from Skip Hollandsworth of Texas Monthly – Sabika Sheikh, a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan with dreams of changing the world, struck up an unlikely friendship with an evangelical Christian girl. The two became inseparable—until the day a fellow student … Continue reading

Posted in Islam

Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion, Views of Minorities, and Key Social Issues

People in Central and Eastern Europe are less accepting of Muslims and Jews, same-sex marriage, and legal abortion From the Pew Research Center – The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the continent today is … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Islam, Judaism, Marriage, Pew Research

Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world.

Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world By Michael Lipka of Pew Research The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) … Continue reading

Posted in ISIS, Islam, Religion